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in the investigation and recovery efforts are with us in the audience today. for the first responders, around -- a round of applause. [applause] this is also the place where the media gave the nation and the world their first glimpse of the crash site. this is the place where a community in nation came together, the red cross and salvation army and good samaritans demonstrated great compassion and care here. local residents of this community and county opened their home andeart to the families and to the nation. a small memorial of pay bills was placed at the overlook where families could leave -- of hay bales was placed at the overlook where families could leave flowers and other items. still adding we're to that simple memorial. the nation in the world have joined the salute. you will hear from distinguished speakers today. i want to impart with you the confidence that the department of the interior, in our capacity as to words of national parks and historic sites for our great nation, is committed to building this memorl. because of the work here, we're on our way, with the friends and fam
as the u.s. military forges ahead in the final wave of the surgery. jason carroll shows us how one soldier is making the last few preparations before his mission gets under way in the ongoing series "a soldier's story." >> the a.m. fix blog is up and running. we want to hear from you. also, you can send us your pictures and video if you've been affected at all by hurricane earl. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> it is big, bad and bearing down on the outer banks of north carolina. the radar tells us the story. hurricane earl, a real powerhouse now. it's back to high speed, 145 miles an hour. that is a category four storm, folks. and the center of this monster could come dangerously close to the carolina coast by midnight tonight. >> right now, hurricane warnings and watches are in effect for north carolina to delaware. and as far north as massachusetts. in fact, president obama already signing a disaster declaration for north carolina in case earl continues to track to the west, bringing it closer to the coast. and of course, earl making a lot of people nervous this morning, because if the system d
morning. we are on freedom watch this u. morning. >>> u.s. hiker sarah shourd could be heading home within hours after spending more than a year of her life alone in an iranian prison. the question is, of course, if iran will make good on its word. >>> a dangerous situation unfolding in the atlantic ocean, hurricane igor now a category four storm and gaining strength. we've got details on whether the east coast could be in line for a direct hit. >>> uplifting news about jobs out there. we have the sixobs with six-figure salaries that don't require you spend four years of your life hitting the books. >> i don't kno if i know about that story, i want my kids to hit the books. join the live conversation right now. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> new this morning, surveying the damage, victims of the san bruno gas explosions and fires were allowed back into their neighborhoods for the first time this morning. four people are confirmed dead and in all 37 homes were destroyed. california regulators ordering pg&e to insct all gasines in the state. >>> firefighters battling a wildfire outside of b
cleared, the loss was actually greater. all of us can remember where we were, what we were doing, and how we felt as the news of the attacks was broadcast over all of the news networks. most of us had the opportunity to experience those attacks through our televisions, most in the privacy of our own homes, where we were able to take in and process, and grieve over what was occurring. the people that we will be talking with today did not have that luxury of learning about the events on their televisions. these were the individuals that were on the front lines that day. they were the men and women who could not watch it on tv, but had to respond. they had to act. they had no time to grieve. they had no time to plan. they had no time to prepare. we had not prepared for what happened that day. they were called upon to improvise. their actions and their decisions could either cost lives or save lives. for me, as an airline pilot, the was not flying that day, i had a burning desire to understand what it was like for these people that were in the air traffic control facility, and the cockpit, an
give you a headache. is the controversial device now being used to target young people here in washington, d.c.? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we want to get to the breaking news we're following. a magnitude 7 earthquake has rumbled the new zealand city of christ church. the quake caused minor damage so far but there are some reports of injuries. i want to bring in dr. sebastian koga the neuro surgeon joining from us christ church hospital, quite close to the epicenter of the quake, i think about 20 miles or so. what do you see, doctor? give shaking and it seemed to go on and on. i stood in a doorway and it was probably ten minutes before i was able to get out of the house. the streets were in panic. i flagged a taxi who volunteered to take me to the hospital to check out our patients. christ church hospital is in an old building which is in the process of being replaced. our near surgery floor had ceilings collapse and evacuated patients to another ward. the emergency department was gearing up to deal with all the casualties. fortunately, the ambulan
. we had to fly over that. we had to make our own rules. it was pretty incredible. the decision for us in the washington area to get everyone down on the ground was a quick one. my supervisor made the decision on his own. it was a great decisn. that part of our job was done. the big part was setting up a fighter cap and identifying all of the other aircraft and things coming and going in the air space. was really an incredible few hours. >> you mentioned a couple of years back in the circumstance stuck with me. during this time as you have all the fighters over the city, you are breaking all of theules. you had created your own rules on howou operate this day. there was an aircraft coming into d.c. -- obviously a government aircraf you have determined how you were going to thread it through all the fighters circling the city. your supervisor walked into the room. >> when the attorney general is coming in, that is a different story. we will get to that if we have time. we did not know who it was. andrews aiforce base was recovering military leaders to go in there and do what they had to
. >> they'll join us towards the end of the show. in the meantime, we start with the fox news alert because a deadly helicopter crash overnight leaving nine servicemen dead. it's unclear if any of the dead are americans. according to nato, four others were hurt including an american civilian. the crash happened in a province that's a taliban strong hold. the f.b.i. on its way to fort bliss, texas now where a gunman shot two women at a convenience store. the women believed to be clerks are being treated at a local hospital. military police shot the gunman dead. we don't know the identity of the shooter just yet. congress delaying a vote now on a bill to give $7.4 billion to first responders who got sick after the attacks of september 11th. a vote was expected this week but republicans objected to senator harry reid's addition of two amendments including the dream act that provides amnesty to illegal immigrants. those are your headlines. amnesty not to all illegal immigrants but to students who go to college or those who enter the military and here for five years. >> i believe senator hatch c
. iraqi forces are there for training and not fighting. sarah simmons joins us with more. >> reporter: the president didn't claim victory but did declare an end to combat missions in iraq. from the oval office the president said the united states paid a huge price. now operation new dawn begins for troops and diplomats who remain in iraq. >> the country appreciates you, i appreciate you. and the most -- the most pride i take in my job is being your commander-in-chief. >> reporter: the message from president obama to u.s. troops is resonating overseas. >> it's a good feeling and a feel of of accomplishment that i did my part as well as many soldiers before me and soldiers now and you just have a sense that you left something much better than you found it. >> reporter: as the training continues, president obama delivered an oval office speech announcing a change in the mission. >> if we remove nearly 100,000 u.s. troops from iraq. we've closed or transferred to the iraqis hundreds of bases. and we have moved millions of pieces of equipment out of iraq. this completes a transition to ira
from these marks, those are accelerate marks. people used gasoline, poured it on the beds and set them on fire. the two young girls died of smoke inhalation. >> "in session" on trutv. thanks for taking us through this. >>> punching a hole through the heart. they're putting their stamp on the voters. they may be setting the stage for the 2012 presidential race. >>> also, the trapped minors in chile are a small step closer to freedom. they're going to have the latest on the rescue operation and when the underground nightmare may finally be over. >>> and u.s. senators, beware. lady gaga has your number. but her star power may not be enough to guarantee the repeal of don't ask don't tell. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux. and you're in "the situation room." >>> some are calling her the new poster for the tea party phenomenon. she appeared front and center at a traditional show case for hard core conservatives. she's making her first appearance here in washington since winning the gop senate nomination in delaware and upsetting the party establishment. she preached a new kind
control right there on park avenue. thanks so much for being with us. man, a lot of news today. glad we're able to get you through it. look for it again tomorrow and tonight at 8:00 pl on t.m. on t primetime edition of "rick's list." hope to see you there. now wolf blitzer. >> workers forced overboard off an oil rig and forcing new pollution fears in the gulf of mexico. >>> also, warnings stretching from north carolina to new england to canada as a massive storm bears down on the east coast. we'll get the latest from the director of the national hurricane center. he's standing by live. and russia's military is blowing up tanks and missile launchers with a lot of air. we'll show you what's behind this secret inflatable arsenal. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the breaking news. an oil and gas production platform caught fire in the gulf of mexico today about 100 miles off the coast of louisiana. mariner energy, the company that owns the platform, says the fire began at one of seven active wells connected to the rig. 13 workers were forced overboard, but
is preparing to announce his $350 billion plan to get comet rolling again. the swhous avoiding using words stimulus. republicans say it's not enough. and there's a live report from cnn's ed henry following the president in ohio. >>> and the am blog up is and running this morning. >>> so we're hearing from the person that is behind the mosque that is set to be built behind ground zero. the imam says the project will go forward. >>' dresses t he addresses the debate saying "i imvery sensitive to the feelings of the families of victims of 9/11 as are my fellow leaders of many faiths. we will accordingly seek the support of those families and the support of our vibrant neighborhood as we consider the ultimate plans for the community center. our objective has always been to make this a center for unification and healing." the imam just returned from a trip to the middle east promoting u.s.-muslim relations. >> reporter: you never heard him speak, this is what the imam has to say. >> the major theme in islam is the oneness of god. and that we should worship one god, love and adore the one guy. >
states. john hendren, abc news, the white house. >>> the fbi says the car used in dramatic south florida bank robbery has now been found. investigators will begin going over the car today. strapped what they said was a bomb to a bank teller's chest. then they made him withdraw a large sum of money. abc news has learned the bomb turned out to be a fake. >>> a vacation ended in tragedy for a busload of tourists from at least 12 people were killed when their bus apparently crashed into a bridge support on a joer man highway near berlin. dozens of people were also hurt. police say the bus was forced off the highway by a car which was trying to merge. the group was returning home after a trip to spain. >>> south korean automaker hyundai is recall something popular new cars. steering wheel defects in its sonata sedans forced the recall. they love 2011 models built before september 10th. no crashes or injuries have been reported. owners should take their cars to the dealer for inspection or repairs. >>> it was not the usual sunday sermon at one of the nation's largest churches. bishop eddie lon
or did he steal the idea from his harvard classmates. they settled for $65 million, now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. monday, july 20, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> officials in bermuda are saying that they are still trying to assess the damage from hurricane igor. >> hurricane force winds and driving rain has led to extensive power outages. >> it looks pretty this morning. >>> also ahead, former president jimmy carter is in the house and we'll be speaking to him about a number of topics including the rise of the tea party, those two american hikerstill being detained in iran and what he seeses a his own place in history. >>> on a different note, there are new problems for lindsay lohan. could the troubled actress be sent back to jail after she admitted that she failed a court ordered drug test. we'll have the latest on that story as well. >>> let's given with the damage caused by hurricane igor in
see changes. it is wednesday morning, september 29th. thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. we are happy you are with us. tucker barnes is in for tony with the latest on this day. and you're scaring me with word of a deluge tomorrow. >> we're comfortable now. temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. we'll start with the satellite and look at that. our motion from south to north, waking up with cloud cover. might be a few rays of sunshine as you head out of the door and the clouds will increase and it looks like we have heavy rain in store. not so much today. i think the evening commute is okay, but into the nighttime and during the daytime tomorrow, a lot of heavy rain around as we have prop cal moisture to the south which is being pulled to the north. at this point we have a flash flood watch for later tonight and into the daytime on thursday. we're talking about the potential for several inches of rain. so the entire viewing area under a flash flood watch. it's not just the washington area. most of the mid-atlantic, right into southern new england
mortgages. elizabeth warren joins us live in ten minutes. >>> rebuilding haiti. eight months after a devastating earthquake, how much progress is being made and is the world doing enough to help? jason carroll just ahead. >>> we have the a.m. fix blog ahead. head to cnn.com/amfix. >>> up first this morning, laying out the blueprint. today, republican leaders will tell voters how they would govern if they take about congress in november, in a 21-page pledge to america. >> yes, we have a copy here at cnn. it basically plans to unravel, in some cases, president obama's first two years in office. it first starts by a saying, quote, the arrow go and out of touch government of self-appointed elites makes decisions issues mandates and e-mails laws without. >> and that means big changes are finally kick in for you. that could reignite the fight over reform just in time for the midterm elections. jim acosta live for us in washington breaking it down. good morning, jim. >> good morning, john and kiran. no big parties for the six-month anniversary of health care reform today, a slew of provis
and they have deadly weapons, let's check it out. let's say they're more sophisticated than us and even more sophisticated than henry kissinger and seats say they shot beams of light. in 1980, they say they shot beams of light at r.a.f. and we have a joint base. and they also saw a disk like object flying around. they parlayed that into a book that cite 120 retired and current officers who have had encounters with u.f.o.'s. >> sure. if somebody ever steps off a u.f.o. or something, who would that -- when they say take me to your leader. who would that be? would it be barack obama, president of the united states. no, it would be somebody just appointed to a post at the united nations. she will head up the office for outer space affairs. there she is. >> she's a physicist. >> you're serious, right? >> yeah. >> we're now going to have -- >> they spotted a bunch of galaxies far away, sooner or later, they come over here and we don't want any confusion about who should represent this. we've chosen this malaysian. >> take them here. >> it shows a lot of languages and focuses on physics. persona
hills, north carolina, for us tonight. ron, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. as earl marches toward the shoreline, time becomes all that more important, perhaps separating safety from imminent danger. though today produced yet another beautiful sunrise over cape hatteras, thousands are clearing out for what lurks beyond, earl. >> safety first. >> reporter: the storms are expected to start whipping north carolina's outer banks in the coming hours. >> our week is cut short. >> reporter: voluntary departures in kitty hawk, tourists and residents are leaving little to chance. >> if it stayed out to sea we'd be okay. if it comes in, we don't know. we're not going to ruin our vacation by being in bad weather. >> reporter: earl's changing vacation plans in the open water as well. today a carnival ship docked in florida instead of a planned stop in the bahamas. at the navy's home in virginia, crews readies aircraft carriers and battleships to move. >> we pride ourselves on being ready to do whatever needs to be done. >> reporter: in new jersey, the surf is getting ro
if republicans win. democrats are using ohio congressman john boehner has a critical campaign issue. >> gregg: fedel and state investigators now saying a natural gas pipeline that exploded close to san francisco was considered high risk because it ran through a highly populated area. that explosion devastating a neighbor in sant bruno killing t least four people, injuring nearly 60 others. dozens of homes leveled by the blastith many more suffering severe damage. residents now slowly being led back into their homes. >> we will be taking the residents in as groups. as we told you before, residents wille next at their home sites we are be to assisting in reestablishing and ensuring the safety of the utilities at each residence. >> claudia, what have you learned. >> reporter: for hundreds of residents whose homes were not severely damaged, they get to go home. hundreds of residtsenave gathered here at skyline community college in san bruno. they showing photo i.d. and now being escorted in shifts back into their neighborhood that was rocked by a deadly pipeline explosion. you can see the scene a
chairs. there's also an important warning to parents of newborns who use popular sleep positioners to keep their babies in place at night. federal officials say you should stop using them immediately. details on all of this in a few minutes. >>> plus, there are plenty of hot spots in las vegas. but this is ridiculous. the all glass facade of a new hotel is creating what some are calling a death ray at the hotel's pool that is hot enough to melt plastic. one person at the pool said he had his hair singed from the heat. more on that in a moment. >> let us begin with torrential rains and the threat of flooding on the east coast. the weather channel's jim cantore is in wilmington, north carolina, with more. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. something we haven't seen in a while, drizzle. we've had about a third of our normal rainfall we have in a year in just three days. 20 inches of rain, and you can see how high the water got here. traffic is moving now, but this is the debris line, these pine needles and leaves and whatnot because the water rose very quickly. let's take y
merit. >> i would like to get back to the word that phil used which is charisma and obama's charisma. that seems to me is what a lot of these tea party candidates have. that have this charismatic way about them. 'donnell, really very perky. >> let's explain. >> choose from delaware. she won the republican primary. very perky, very personable. a lot of the things that attract people to sarah palin are attracted to christine o'donnell in that way could you have ren paul has charisma of his own in kentucky. he is very plain-spoken. he's very sort of forthright. he seems very genuine to people. that is very charismatic. that is something that i think democrats are going to have to look at. they talk about the energy. >> people feel they want somebody on a horse riding up to the west to the south in the >> exactly. these people seem to be on a horse. the horse the what the right is what they feel is a horse against the president's social democratic policies. they do not like them. they do not want them. the democrats have to point out why these social democratic policies are good for the
the ten experts. i use that loosely. you can even win a prize. one of the prizes is a trip to hawaii. >> expert. >> yeah, we'll have a lot of fun. >> well, we hope that the weather in ten days is anything like it is now. this weekend will be nice. we didn't get any clouds or wind really unless you were near the shore. ocean city just got a tiny bit of rain. it was more of a wind event and the waves and the surf felt formidable. >> be careful. >> be careful out there. >> and earl is still a tropical storm. it's so far away, it's out of the influence of any u.s. interest. it's in nova scotia now. and we're at 71 degrees and the dew point is low and the humidity is low and we have a nice dry, breezy day. 18 miles per hour winds and 29.70 is the barometer and temperatures ranging from 52 in oakland into the low 70s. we have 72 in easton and 74 at pax river and d.c.. st. mary's county checking in around 72 degrees and 69 in elkton and 64 in cumberland where the winds are coming from the west. the heavier winds are around the metro and heading down on the shore towards easton. the light wi
with your tea party backed candidates? yes and no are the answers. republicans only. you can also e-mail us or send us a tweet. here is a -- "the washington times" this morning. that is the analysis in a "the washington times." from "roll call." also in "roll call" is an analysis. he says a lot of the candidates can be elected but delaware is different. it christina obama's victory effectively ends the party's chances of winning the senate seat long held by joe biden. that is his analysis. on the front page of "washington times" this morning is this story -- and "usa today" lead editorial -- that is how they see it. in "the new york post" -- the tea party gets wild. again, republicans only. we want to hear if you are happy with your tea party-backed candidates. mark -- mike from spartanburg, south carolina. you say no. go ahead. caller: good morning. those are the fringe folks and they are crazy. they can't win, thank god. but there is no plan for what they are going to do once they get there. they want to destroy education, get rid of social security. these folks are crazy. we can't afford
carbon emissions, let me tell you what will not work. it would not work to use cat and trade. cap and trade is being put out as the way to solve this problem. cap and trade is the notion that we will set a limit on how much carbon emissions there will be. we will deal out the cards to people who get to the met this much carbon, and then we will say what -- now somebody else wants to reduce carbon, you have to buy one of these emissions permits. at the same meeting where i met t.j. rodgers, i also met jeff in help from general electric. just in health -- jeff, after giving an impassioned speech about how greene general electric -- she might have thought they were green electric rather than general electorate -- how greene generally lesser was and how -- how greene general electric was and how deserving they were to get this, more efficient engines, and so on and so forth. he capped it quite well when i asked him a question, were they really that green or with a just lobbying? he got a little bit mad, and he said, if you are not at the table, you're on the menu. let that soak in for
morning and thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. at the start of the holiday weekend, we were talking about hurricane earl as its effects were being felt on the eastern shore. apart from rain and rough surf, the delmarva did not get hard- hit at all. but check out what earl did do in canada. this is video out of nova scotia. it brought down huge trees and lost power to a quarter million of people. it hit the maritime province as a category one. >> let's check in with tucker barnes for the forecast. >> the upper 70s and lower 80s and going to be the same today. let's get to it and talk about current conditions. and we're off to a cool start. 40s out there. look at winchester, 47 degrees. hagerstown, good morning to you, 51. 58 at dulles. 52 in frederick, 63 here in town. if you are lucky enough to be waking up at the shore, ocean city, 53. should be a great looking afternoon. bright sunshine expected throughout the day and high temperatures back in the middle 80s. there is a morning look at your satellite radar. very quiet conditions continue. a
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>>> plugged up. the blown-out bp well that caused the largest oil spill in u.s. history is finally declared dead. >>> home sweet home. an american hiker jailed in iran for more than a year speaks out. >>> and house arrest. actor randy quaid and his wife in hot water again. this time, accused of squatting. >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with mission final accomplished. bp says a permanent seal is now in place on its blown-out well at the bottom of the gulf of mexico. however, killing the catastrophic well off is a bittersweet victory for gulf coast residents, who fear they'll be battling the effects of the nation's worst environmental disaster for years to come. nbc's jay gray has our report. >> reporter: it began april 20th with a massive fireball and deadly flames cutting through the night air. as the deepwater horizon rig exploded, then collapsed, 11 lives were lost. and oil began to seep into the gulf, the start of the worst spill in u.s. history. now, 154 days later, government sci
friends. "ac 360" and anderson cooper is next. >>> larry, thank you very much. thanks for joining us, everyone. breaking news if you live from the carolinas to cape cod, stay up with us, the first big hurricane in years to threaten the east coast is getting ready to batter it. hurricane earl, somewhat weaker than it was last night. strong enough to do some damage. close enough to be felt on the outer banks of north carolina. you can see by the surf, 12 feet and rising, according to local reports. the area already under evacuation orders. local station wact reporting that authorities are using a reverse 911 system, calling local homes, warning anyone who answers to leave. covering it all for us, chad myers tracking the storm, rob marciano in kill devil hills, north carolina, and also tonight on cape cod where the storm is expected tomorrow, susan candiotti. a lot of plans for this labor day weekend could be upset. chad myers, where is it? how bad is it? >> it is off the coast of north carolina. it would be almost due east of what we would call morehead city or just a little to the sou
're paying attention to this document that's made us historically the freest and most just nation in the face of the earth. >> do you think it's out of the curriculum or do they feel we can offer an overview today? >> well, bruce cole who worked with the national endowment for the humanities for several years said we're suffering from american amnesia. we don't know what it means to be an american anymore because we don't teach civics. we don't teach people the fundamental rules of how our government works. it's too political but ultimately when you don't teach politics, somebody's politics is going to govern just by default. one of the best things we can possibly do is to show the whole system what the check and balances and the ideas that our founders and framers put into the constitution to make sure that we would all be dealt with justly and fairly in our unique form of governor. what washington called an experiment in the republican government. >> and you overall, you know, you have some problems with the supreme court where they're citing international law that i find very disturbing.
was shot and spoke to a man who lives across the street. he told us he heard 30 shots from what he thought was an assault rifle. and says he hit the ground immediately. it was around 10:30 last night in the 1200 block of 87th avenue. after getting up and making his way outside, he saw family members running out of that house, screaming, they shot mama. police are not releasing any information about the woman. but the neighbor told us, he thought she was in her 50s, living with her large family, along 87th avenue. the man said he had just moved into the neighborhood and hadn't had any problems. so this scared him. paramedics did take the woman to the hospital. and as i mentioned, she's in critical condition. we're live at police headquarters this morning. notice arrests so far. but again, we are waiting for an update from police. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in oakland are looking for two other leads. they both took place about 9:45 last night. and one of the shootings was deadly. the fatal shooting happened near a gunfight at 45th and international. polic
. it was blocked by republicans with some claiming democrats were using the issue to score political points. steve handelsman has more. >> i stand here today on two good legs again as a prud, gay marine. >> democrats roll out their big guns. eric alfa, one of the first warriors hurt in the war. alva got a medical discharge. but since don't ask, don't tell took effect in 1993, 13,000 men and women have been kicked out of the military. >> but it's long past time to repeal this policy, which is both unjust, un-american and extremely hurtful to the effectiveness of our military. >> reporter: but republicans blocked the vote. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: john mccain opposes this repeal. >> we would be ignoring the troops and casting aside the professional military advice given by each of the four service chiefs. >> in fact, just before president obama awarded a medal of honor to the marine he's chosen to keep in command of the corps said don't let gays serve openly yet. we're not quite sure what the impact would be. >> reporter: a bigger blow came from susan collins who backs repeal. >>
the heat on his own party members yesterday. nbc tracie potts has more for us in washington. good morning to you, tracie. >> veronica, good morning. we're now starting to hear a tough love message from president obama, aimed not at republicans, but aimed at his own party. he said buck up and he called republicans -- rather democrats irresponsible if they're sitting on their hands complaining. he said it's inexcusable to sit on the sidelines. we heard some of this in wisconsin yesterday at a huge college rally, trying to fight what polls and pundits say is apathy. he told students we can't let the country fall backwards because we didn't care enough to fight. he's doing this four-state swing through several states around the country trying to drum up support because polls are showing that democrats could be in trouble as we head into november's elections. in fact, we have a new nbc "wall street journal" poll. take a look at this. republicans now have a three-point lead over democrats, but that's down from a nine-point lead just last month. and looking at this question, who should control c
. >> many questions must be answered by all of us, whose job it is to protect our people. >> reporter: protection sseems too late for many of the san bruno residents who finally got the all-clear on sunday to go home. >> i'm anxious. when we left i thoug i'm leaving all of 36 years of memories in a house, and i may never see them again. >> reporter: memories now tainted with many unanswered questions. frances coe, nbc news. >>> here is a look at other news going on around america today. in alabama a police officer is recovering after a bizarre series of accidents sent him to the emergency room. the officer was first thrown 50 yards off his motorcycle when it crashed and caught fire after a vehicle moved out of line during a funeral procession. an ambulance responded to the scene but soon after en route to the hospital it overturned and caught fire. the officer suffered mulple broken bones and significant fiauma to his legs and as. >>> more than 25,000 people filled new york's central park for a five kilometer race for the cure. politicians, celebrities and other supporters ran alongs
potts joins us there capitol hill with more. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. we have results from seven states including washington, d.c. where the city will will get a new mayor, one of several upsets during this primary election. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we the people. >> reporter: the tea party favorite who republicans said couldn't be elected dog catcher won the party senate nomination in delaware. and in new york, political newcomer carl polidino overcame his challenger's lead to become the republican's candidate for governor. >> if we've learned anything tonight, it's that new yorkers are as mads as hell. >> reporter: he'll take on andrew cuomo. also in new york, charlie rangel beat five other democrats and a dozen other ethics charges in his bid to stay in washington. >> no matter what they say, i go back to washington stronger than ever. >> reporter: in all, five states chose senate nominee and six more named candidates for governor. democrats are hoping to hold on to their majority. >> i'm not yielding one grain of sand. >> reporter: in d.c.'s
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